Machado to Padres
It’s as confirmed as these things can be. Offered at the end of the regular season before post season play.Was that ever confirmed? I feel like I’ve heard so many rumors this offseason I can’t keep straight what’s real and what’s manufactured.
Rather live in San Diego or Chicago?Those vesting options were probably in the last year's of the contract, theoretically when he'd be declining. So the chances of him getting those options would be less. Speculation of course, who knows what the finer details were but him taking the Padres offer makes sense
Marwin Gonzalez to Twins. 2 year $21 million
That pitch clock was a surprise. They decided to throw it in out of nowhere.
I've never felt like a pitch clock was a bad thing but I think pitchers should have the option to take it at their own pace. It's part of the game. A pitch clock that might shave a few minutes off the clock is not going to revitalize the fanbase of this sport, nor will it bring in a bunch of youthful fans who are impatient and have ADHD.
Doc Halladay games were always a thrill at the Dome and when the Jays got Buehrle those games went by quick too. It was part of their game plan to attack hitters and not let them catch their breath/think about the next pitch. Batters used to step out on those guys all the time to try to slow them down. It's up to the pitcher how quickly they want to take between pitches (I've always thought that the advantage goes towards the pitcher when they give the batter less time to prepare).
I'm not opposed to it but I wonder how much of a difference it will make, and if those few minutes will be worth the change.
Damn. That’s an amazing performanceSo this doesn’t deserve its own thread, and doesn’t seem to belong in the Social Media Thread, but I figured there’s an audience on here who would appreciate this
Only the second time in NCAA history that someone has hit for the “home run cycle.”
I don’t know if that applies just to just softball or also includes baseball. Apparently it’s never happened in MLB history
4 for 4, 10 RBIs by the 5th inning
That’s having a day
Rockies and Arenado agree to extension. 8 years $260 million
Nolan might be the greatest player at the hot corner in the history of the game. Defensively he's unrivaled and he can hit with the best in the league. Well deserved contract and smart for the Rockies to realize they've got a probable HOFer in their organization and taking steps to keep him there
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I wanted to suggest that it is very important for Nolan Arenado to stay in the mile high. Simply because this...
Home and Away Splits!!!!
Same number of games between Home and Away. 11 more Plate Appearances for Home.
.320 home Batting Average vs. .263 away Batting Average. Power numbers also have this same difference.
He is as good a player 1st half vs second. But he is definitely getting a HUGE offensive bump with Mile High Home games. His value may have dropped in Free Agency simply because teams would also see this.
What I am saying is that Nolan and Rockies at 8/$260 seems to be an absolute perfect marriage for both.
It’s Harpers marketability that gives him the bump.Big debate around town today of Nolan vs Harper.
Statistically, Harper has the edge with walks/OBP and that is about it, going strictly off "on paper."